Tout pour la musique, the artists (part one)


One of the things I like about Tout pour la musique is that it introduces me to some of Canada’s best musical artists. 

Tout pour la musique is a celebration of Canada’s Francophone artists held each year on June 24th, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. This year the event happens at Studio Bell in Calgary and can be viewed all over the country on UNIS TV. 

Here are just a few of the artists I am looking forward to seeing:

Missy D is a Vancouver-based hip-hop/ rap & soul artist who performs in both French and English. Her latest EP, Case Départ is a trip back to her roots as an 11-year-old schoolkid in Zimbabwe falling in love with hip hop en français. 


R & B singer Corneille was born in Germany, raised in Rwanda, and now lives in Quebec. His new album, Encre Rose, created with his spouse, lyricist Sofia de Medeiros, is a call for unity, openness, and love. 

Alberta-born singer-songwriter and double bassist Paul Cournoyer was inspired to pursue a career in music at La Chicane, a music festival for young Franco-Albertans. Have a listen to the catchy, indie-folk songs on his 2019 album, Le détroit

Singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright was born in New York City but raised in Montreal in a musical family. She sings in both English and French, and I have enjoyed her Edith Piaf tribute album, Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, à Paris, for years. 

Look for profiles of more artists in my next blog post!


Catherine Fisher, blogger